Amidst the sound of firecrackers, today, on the third day of the Chinese New Year, MGM welcomes the Year of Dragon with its annual Lion Dance Blessing Ceremonies at both MGM properties, embracing the traditional Lingnan culture to bring good fortune to locals and tourists. Additionally, MGM has prepared a series of cultural and festive events to usher in the prosperous Year of the Dragon.
The lion dance ceremony was led by Kenneth Feng, President and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, along with a lineup of the company's management team to perform the lion-awakening ritual. Accompanied by the enchanting Chinese instrumental music of gongs, drums, and firecrackers, the lion dance troupe leaped and danced, spreading New Year blessings throughout the hotels for the guests.
Extending Festive Spirit to Barra with Spring Fest
MGM joins hands with local parties to showcase the charm of cultural tourism at historical district, Barra. Throughout February, Navy Yard is filled with subtle floral fragrance from floral workshops and flower stalls every weekend and the Chinese New Year holiday; In addition, local musicians will grace the stage of the Bamboo Lion Head installation located in the open space, along with the pop-up concept of ‘Day Café & Night Bar’, allowing guests to experience the different charms of Barra under daylight and twilight; At the same time, MGM brings in local brands to offer local specialties such as Almond Cookies, Portuguese Sardine, Dragon Beard Candy, together with the entertaining claw machine, instant photo booth and the occasional visits of the God of Fortune; The exhibition Reminiscences of Barra: A Visual Journey is going to showcase a series of documents, visual arts, and photography works related to Barra’s history and developments.
With a fresh perspective, guests may consider taking either the newly unveiled Barra Station of the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) or the MGM Macau Cruise ferry transit which bridge the two historical towns of Barra and Coloane.
“Tales of Auspicious Dragon” Guided Art Tour at MGM COTAI
To welcome the Year of the Dragon, MGM COTAI presents a Chinese New Year Special “Tales of Auspicious Dragon” guided art tour, showcasing Chinese dragon culture and heritage. From now until February 18, available at 3:30 pm daily, the art docents will take guests on a journey to discover the auspicious symbolism of the dragon culture hidden in the Imperial Carpets, and to explore the creative realm of digital art including the award-winning Watercolor Story series.
At the same time, guests can share the ‘Art of Living’ philosophy with loved ones with the special gift options of the Multi-Function Polishing Cloth inspired by the Imperial Carpet, or the esteemed Lunar New Year stamps from the Palace Museum.
A Continuous Lineup of Festive Events
Apart from participating at the citywide Chinese New Year Parade this year, MGM offers a continuous lineup of festive events in the properties as well. From now until February 18, MGM will invite the God of Fortune to greet guests with blessed gifts at 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm daily at the Grande Praça of MGM MACAU and the Spectacle of MGM COTAI to heighten the festive atmosphere.
MGM MACAU's Grande Praça showcases vibrant Chinese New Year decorations. The Spectacle of MGM COTAI features sculptures of the Mr. and Mrs. Lion and a prosperity arch, accompanied by New Year flowers symbolizing prosperity, making it a perfect spot for capturing festive moments. For inquiries, please call +853 8806 8888 or visit MGM’s official website.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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